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Estonia is a world leader in e-Health and has niche expertise in biotechnology, genetics and pharmaceuticals. Supported by a collaborative R&D ecosystem, Estonia is applying MedTech to advance science, societal wellbeing and the efficiency of business.

  • 25+ years of experience in e-health
  • 70+ companies in biotech cluster
  • 95% of data in medicine is digitised
  • 100% of electronic billing in healthcare

Our advantages

25+years of experience in e-health
icon-fasffwCollaborative approach between government, academia, health and IT sectors.
icon-calendarWorld leader in application of e-Health solutions and services.
icon-scienceSmall but growing R&D capabilities.
icon-shareNiche expertise in genetic science and analytics.
icon-healthcareExcellent testbed for development of medtech solutions.

Overview

Estonia has a collaborative healthcare cluster spanning government, academia, competence centres, production and IT companies.

A pioneer in e-health for 25 years, today over 95% of data generated by hospitals and doctors is digitised. A person’s unified health record and x-rays are available on-demand throughout Estonia, allowing health professionals to make informed decisions. Blockchain technology assures system integrity while patients access their data and prescriptions using Estonia’s secure e-ID solutions.

Estonia has an active biotech cluster comprising over 70 companies who, in conjunction with the University of Tartu, research, clinically test and develop innovative science. Areas of expertise include genetics, molecular- and biomarker based testing.

Foreign investors such as Valio and Lallemand trust Estonia to conduct their R&D in food science, including lactose-free, functional molecules and directed evolution.

In pharma, Estonia has a niche production capability for GMP certified pharmaceuticals and life science products such as antibodies, peptides, proteins, enzymes and reagents.

The Estonian Genome Center is a biobank holding data on over 5% of Estonia’s adult population. As e-Health and Big Data analytics advance Estonia will emerge as a leader in diagnostic and preventative medicine, with patients empowered to self-service when and where is convenient.

Through the application of medtech and e-health solutions Estonia aims to lead the world in societal wellbeing and the efficient use of resources.

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